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Creators:
Eklund, Jon B.
Soltoff, Roy
Dates:
1978-1984
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0275
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes four 90 minute audio tapes of interviews with Mr. Soltoff covering biographical information, education, work experience and professional career. Also included are: The interviewer's handwritten notes summarizing the interviews; and copies "Notes from Misosys", a publication on computer software edited by Mr. Soltoff.

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Creators:
Shurr, Robert L.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Dates:
1928
1948 - 1948
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0132
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a photograph, several letters written by Handy, and several pieces of music which he published. Handy remains among the most influential of American Blues songwriters. Handy is credited with giving Blues, its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a reg...

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Creators:
Bennett, Edwin, 1818-1908 (potter)
Edwin Bennett Pottery Company
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1844-1881
Size:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0213
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Early Bennett family histories, Edwin Bennett's autobiography, correspondence, 1914-1981, Bennett Pottery Company records, photographs, notebooks of clay and glaze formulae and other miscellaneous items, 1844-1981.

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Creators:
Schiffman, Frank, ?-1972
Schiffman, Jack
Dates:
1931-1985
Size:
4 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0540
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Frank Schiffman Apollo Theater Collection documents the business endeavors of Frank Schiffman, and the Apollo Theater's contribution to American culture. The collection includes sound recordings, personal and business correspondence, photographs, business records, and printed material. The collection is arranged in six series as follows: Serie...

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Creators:
Stemmler, F. W. (businessman)
Dates:
1895-1897.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0336
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The copies of correspondence (typed and handwritten) concern Stemmler's wide-ranging business affairs, from international banking to personal purchases of horsedrawn carriages.

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Creators:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Dates:
1870-1890
Size:
9 Cubic feet (4 drawers)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0353
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of 202 assembly drawings of locomotives and tenders, prepared to check the clearances and major component parts of the locomotive and retained for engineering reference.

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Creators:
Sofranoff family
Dates:
ca. 1940-1960.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0564
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Janssen Piano Company.
Dates:
1901-1929
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0512
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is composed of six scrapbooks assembled by the Janssen Piano Company of New York. These contain clippings on manufacturing, piano models, and marketing techniques, as well as company-sponsored outings and picnics. Also includes brochures--listing names of Janssen Piano owners in various geographic areas--used as a marketing device.

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Creators:
Kraeuter & Company, Inc.
J. Wiss & Sons Company
Dates:
1921-1925; 1948.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0172
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Catalog and Salesman's Fact Book, 1921-1925, and "A Story of Shears and Scissors". The book includes a 1925 Wiss Catalog of scissors, snips, and shears and a 1925 catalog of Kraeuter and Company Inc., Newark,manufacturers of pliers, wrenches, chisels, automobile and machinists' tools and ticket punches. Also, numerous price lists and advertisements...

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Dates:
1898-1987
Size:
6 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S35
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 35 contains documents related to Sam DeVincent and his interest in sheet music. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.